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One of the most common questions I hear is, "how much will it cost me to move my data?" It is a fair question, and crucial to answer before moving ahead with a project. But cloud veterans know that the early answer will always be the same: "It depends." Almost everything in cloud costs money. Understanding how workflows and cloud cost structures interact is crucial to achieving the key cloud benefit of a low-cost service model.
Compared to traditional filesystems, object storage is cheaper, easier to access, and has practically unlimited capacity. These gains alone can be a compelling driver for cloud migration. But there are subtle differences in how object storage behaves that can negate all of those benefits and turn what is often seen as the first step toward the cloud into a walk off a cliff.
Last week, we had the privilege of exhibiting at the National Association of Broadcasters annual trade show in Las Vegas. Thanks to Oracle, we were able to observe the state of the broadcasting industry from a prime vantage point on the main aisle of the South Lower hall. What I saw is that, for the Media & Entertainment industry, cloud adoption is no longer a question of "if" or even "when." Cloud workflows are here and the only question is "how."
It is often said that cloud computing is coming to dominate modern network workflows, but a look at the numbers shows just what an understatement that really is.
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